About Catalyxx, Inc
Mission and Values
Our Mission is to become the world leader in catalytic chemistry that will allow the substitution of petrochemical products, traditionally made from crude oil, for the same molecules produced from renewable sources.
We are an innovative organization whose values are:
Integrity: We are faithful to what we say we are.
Respect: Emphasize the intrinsic rights and dignity of every person and the environment.
Justice: We foster the right relationships to promote the common good, including the sustainability of the Earth.
Human dignity: Every person has inherent value and dignity, independent of his or her race, gender, age or economic status.
Equipment installed and operated by Catalyxx staff and members of the University of Seville.
Catalyxx has gathered an impressive group of professionals that have a deep knowledge of project development, project financing, EPC (engineering, procurement and construction), technology development, chemical markets and general management.
With more than 150 years of combined experience, Catalyxx is ready to spearhead the development of the alcohol chemical revolution.
Jose Francisco López
BBA in Accounting and Auditing and CPA since 2014. Working more than 5 years in financial sector as internal and external auditor and 14 years of experience in the ethanol industry both in the USA and Europe, managing all the financial areas of the business.
Founder,President & CEO
27 years of experience in the sector, including 20 years in senior positions in a multinational technological company focused on renewable energies. Formerly CEO and Member of the Board of Directors where he was responsible for a P&L of US$300 million. During his tenure, the company financed and invested over $1.0 billion in new industrial projects. Deep knowledge of the global ethanol business and very well known in the industry with an extensive network of contacts acquired for more than 15 years. MSc in Chemical Engineering, MSc in Environmental Management and Engineering, and an MBA.
Fernando González Torres
Certified Project Management Professional since 2012 by the Project Management Institute (PMI). In-depth knowledge and experience of managing EPC, engineering, and energy projects, with a focus on Biofuels and biomass industry, Budget and schedule management, Sustainability criteria: emissions, social impacts, health, and safety. Management Systems: ISO 14001 (Environment), ISO 14064 (Greenhouse Gas Emissions), ISO 9001 (Quality), OHSAS 18000 (Health & Safety), and SA 8000 (Corporate Social Responsibility) implemented and certified in different businesses. He has +16 years of experience and of those, more than 7 years in the sugar and ethanol processing and has been responsible for the implementation of the cane straw to energy and QS&E systems for a large sugar cane cluster. He holds an MS in Chemical Engineering and graduate studies in Quality, Safety, and Environmental management.
Francisco L. de Guevara Vidal
Degree in Pharmacy, Master in Chemical Environmental Technology and Master in Cosmetic, Pharmaceutical, and Food Industry. 12 years of experience in the scale-up and industrialization of thermochemical processes including great expertise in reforming, synthesis of biofuels, and biochemicals/chemicals areas. Co-inventor of more than 5 families of patents.
Antonio J. Pérez Muñóz
Engineering Manager (Consultant)
MSc Industrial Engineer, Managers Development Program (MDP) in IE-Unión Fenosa. More than 30 years of experience in industrial installations as plant manager in charge of maintenance and investments. Specialist in gas turbines and installations of energy production as well as in implementation of power plants in Spain and abroad.
Marta Hernández Tápias
Chemical Engineer, Master in Chemical Environmental Technology and Ph.D. in “Experimental study and kinetic production from ethanol and butanol conversion over catalysts based in Pd”. More than 10 years of experience in R&D and Innovation in companies such as AICIA and CTAER in which she was in charge of a plant at laboratory scale to develop biorefinery catalyst processes. Marta led the start-up and maintenance of a plant at laboratory scale, reporting results in real-time and actively participating in the decision-making.